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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 192, September 1-4, 1858

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Identifier: DX03568551

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 192, September 1-4, 1858

Description: Describes seeing a parade with the Edwards family.


bye streets to the Edwards’. House full of folks. [Jesse] Haney there. On the housetop with him, Eliza [Edwards] and many others, seeing the immense procession. People everywhere, a hot day, a great time generally. Procession interesting, but monotonous. Down stairs, tea with a party of a dozen or two. At night all out to see the illuminations. “Matty [Edwards]” walking with me. The others had got twenty minutes ahead, but we came up with some of them and got parted again. A tremendous crowd — Matty stood it capitally. She is now the prettiest of the sisters, though Eliza’s face promises the most intellect. Matty has fair hair, kind eyes and a sweet face generally. She is not particularly brilliant or clever in talk, but perfectly free from affectation, good and innocent. They are a family of good, kind people and it’s a privilege to know them. ([Frank] Cahill had an invitation to come, but wouldn’t.) The illuminations were a great success, the crowd good-humored. We outdid all the rest of our party, getting as far as St Paul’s, returning up town by the 6th Avenue Cars. To the house again, and there till midnight, seeing the torch-light procession. A pleasant but fatiguing day.

2. Thursday. Writing &c. Out in the afternoon.

3. Friday. Letters from Alf Waud & from Hannah [Bennett]. Will Waud “gives out that his wedding took place last October, in Salem.” Out in the afternoon to tailors &c. Talking with Mrs Church in the evening.

4. Saturday. With Mrs [Catharine] Potter and Mrs Church, in carriage, to a pier near the Battery, there to see the latter embark for Europe in the “Ariel”steamer. Mrs Eldredge

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-09-01

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries


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